A TRANENT resident has been told he must pay his former partner compensation for his behaviour.

Thomas McDonald engaged in a course of conduct that caused his ex-partner fear and alarm over a three-day period last year.

McDonald, of the town’s Baxters Gate, was said to have made repeated attempts to contact the woman by telephone between July 31 and August 2.

The complainer was subsequently forced to call the police in a bid to halt the harassment.

The 29-year-old appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court last Friday to plead guilty to the charge.

Sheriff Chris Dickson sentenced McDonald to pay the woman £350 in compensation and also issued him with a two-year non-harassment order.

The order bans McDonald from having any contact with his former partner apart from by electronic means and only in relation to discussing childcare.

The order also prevents McDonald from entering Fa’side Crescent in Wallyford for the two-year period.

McDonald pleaded guilty to engaging in a course of conduct which caused his former partner fear and alarm by repeatedly attempting to contact her by telephone from his home address between July 31 and August 2 last year.